Shut Up!

That has been the ongoing conversation had between myself, boomama, and kelli. $14,542.44


Im amazed, in awe and completely humbled. Short of stating Thank you over and over and over and over (and causing you to never return to my blog due to the ridiculous repetition) I will state again, You have blessed us beyond comprehension. My husband and have sat here most of the night just looking at each other and shaking our heads- usually with tears flowing in the process. Unbelievable. We will never be able to say thank you to each and everyone of you who have and continue to participate in this. Never.

Thank You.

So, tomorrow (Friday) I go for my second opinion. Mark asked me today if I was scared- and honestly I am. I am scared that the news is going to be the same, although in some ways I have prepared myself for that. Its weird how your body and mind just go into “coping mode”. It’s like I know what I have, so now lets move forward and do what we need to do.

But what do you do when you cant do anything? That is what scares me.

I am holding out for Mayo. I truly believe that if anyone can get this thing out of my head, they can. And if they cant, they will walk me through the process that will follow.

Physically, I am overwhelmed and exhausted. My appointment is at 4pm tomorrow (we will have to leave at 1:30) so I am hoping to just rest until we leave. Easton is staying the night at Laura’s with her best friend. Elijah will be at my parents, and Emma will be in school.

It will just be me, for the first time since the diagnosis.

I really hope to just sleep. Odds are that wont happen, but that is what I am hoping for.

So, please keep us lifted up tomorrow- how wonderful would it be to come back with absolutely amazing news! Either way- God is already touching lives left and right!

These are but the outer fringe of his works,
how faint the whisper we hear of him!
Who can understand the thunder of his power?”
-Job 26:14

I think the thunder of His power has resonated throughout the blogging community (and further), wouldn’t ya say?!

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  1. Lifting you up in prayer today! I’m praying it’s gone. By the way, I don’t ever pray with an escape clause (meaning I don’t say Lord, please heal Heather, unless it’s not your will… I PRAY LORD, please heal Heather!). I have a friend the other day, who told me she has trouble praying that way…she always puts in the escape clause. I told her to cut that out and pray believingly, according to what God has laid on her heart. So in your situation Heather, He has laid on my heart for me to ask, “Remove it Lord and may it not ever show up on the scans, in your time, for your GLORY.”

    Know that He’s so Faithful!
    Love in Him,

  2. Amazing!!!! We’ve been praying so hard here for you and will continue to do so. (((HUGS)))

  3. Praise our Almighty Father for the funds that have been raised! You have been & will continue to be in my prayers Heather!

  4. A Good Friend says:

    Heather & Mark

    Best of luck today as you continue on this roller coaster. I know you find comfort in the words of support, prayers and generosity of everyone who knows you either in person or online. I guess if there is such a thing as Karma we know you are getting your just reward. I know you are humbled by all the love and support you and your family are receiving and I also know that you will continue to receive the love and support no longer how long your journey lasts. I am amazed at your continued ministry to so many others even in the darkest of hours for you. I would only hope that I would be able to handle all of this with the compassion, caring, and faith that you are showing. No matter how troubled the path becomes you know your faith, friends and family will get you through. BooMama is wonderful to have done the offering for you and I am honored to have been able to contribute. Best of luck today!

  5. So glad to see how God is blessing your family!

    Praying for miracles to happen today!!

  6. God Rocks! And so do you Heather! Praying for rest and peace today!

  7. I’ll be praying for you today! Remember God’s incontrol!

  8. Shut up! I’m praying for peace and relaxation for you just so you can sleep.

    And God is so good to his people. His wow factor just went up for me, and honestly, I didn’t think that was possible. GOD IS SO GOOD! (I feel like finding a mountaintop – okay hill since I’m in Kansas – and shouting that over and over again for all of creation to hear.)

  9. You probably know the song “Voice of Truth.” Right now, you’re facing that giant with just a sling and a stone. You’ve got that kind of faith. But that faith – no matter how great – is in a GREATER God!

    I’m so proud of how all these wonderful people have given to you and your family.

    Praying for all of you and the doctors.

  10. Dearest Heather –

    My prayers are with you! I’m praying that God will give you peace. Remember to lean on the everlasting arms of God. He wants to hold you up during this time. My heart aches for you and it also rejoices at the love everyone has shown for you through prayer and through finances! Isn’t this an awesome group of people? May the Lord bless you and may He make you to feel His Holy presence. I’m praying for you today . . .and every day!!! Love, Julie

  11. Wow!

    Jesus Rocks.

    And … He causes US to SHUT UP!!!


  12. Shut up!! I say that too!!!

    I thought about you all morning.

    Speak to that cancer, removed in the name of Jesus. Sickness and Disease have no place in your body!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whoo Hooo!!

    Every song I know the words to is my favorite song.

  13. I’m thinking of you and praying for you today, too. So are lots and lots of people who probably aren’t commenting, too.

    love to you. Your gratitude is inspiring.

  14. I have on worship music this morning.

    You came to mind.

    Chris Tomlin On Our Side

    That’s you today.

  15. Wow!

    His lovingkindness is so real!

    Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take,
    The clouds ye so much dread
    Are big with mercy, and shall break
    In blessings on your head.

    Blessings on Your Heads!

  16. I found this today in a book by Corrie ten Boom

    It is my prayer for you today

    May a dying Saviour’s love
    And a risen Saviour’s power
    And an ascended Saviour’s prayer
    And a returning Saviour’s glory
    Be comfort and joy to your heart
    Corrie ten Boom “Each New Day”

    Lord Jesus we seek your face, desire your grace and fall on your mercy. Give wisdom to doctors , strength to Heather and peace to all she loves.

    Because of Jesus, Bobbie

  17. Best of luck tomorrow, you are in my thoughts and prayer.

  18. I am thinking of you and praying for you as you go for a second opinion.

  19. Still praying.

  20. Just stumbled on to your site. Just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you…and I’m praying that you make a full recovery. God bless you and your family.

  21. Praying for you right this moment.

  22. HUGE hugs and lots of prayers – we’ll ALL be waiting to hear what the doctors say.

    Jesus is AWESOME!

  23. How awesome Heather! I am so glad Boomama gave us a way to at least lift one burden off your shoulders. Praise God!

  24. He is ever amazing.

  25. Stormin’ the gates of heaven for your appt. tomorrow.

  26. I’m a new reader, and I wanted to let you I’m praying for you!! Lots of hugs!

  27. Still praying.
    WOW- That money amount is amazing…

  28. I lurk some blogs and I started seeing posts about you, I got curious and decided to come here. I read your story about the little sweet Emma and then about you. My heart was touched and decided to support with what I could.

    You and your family will be in my prayers.

    God bless you.

  29. Heather, I have not personally met you of course, but I stumbled upon your blog recently and you have touched my heart. I hope you get some rest this weekend, and I especially hope for healing and peace for you. Lynn

  30. I am amazed at the financial outpouring of love that is coming to you from blog-land… what a blessing! You continue to be in my prayers.

  31. We serve a mighty God who loves His children. He hears and answers their prayers. We will pray for you as we pray for our own daughter (Shannon Whitney) who also has cancer. The Lord is answering our prayers and doing a good work her life.

    We do not always understand why God allows thing to go the way they do, but we can always trust that all things will work together for good to those who love Him. Keep the faith; God hears and answers prayer!


  32. God even uses technology. WOOt!!!

  33. God is just so good to be with us and walk these roads with us…’his mercies endure forever’. Abundant grace to you!

  34. We’ll be flooding heaven with our prayers!

  35. Your gift of strength to others is far reaching. May God’s abundance be yours.

  36. Praying and praising!!! God is on His throne. Climb into His lap.

  37. Where can I read up date on Heathers surgery? Did all go well,I just keep thinking about her.

  38. angeleyes Blue says:

    I have said this before–Stay Strong, YOU STAY STRONG! YOu know it occurs to me that God does preform iracles especially when you lest expect it. Maybe your miracle is Mayo?! However it shakes out just STAY STRONG!

  39. angeleyes Blue says:

    I do need to proffread my comments before I send them to you…God does perform miracles especially when you LEAST expect them.

    Giggle a little today. Oh and STAY STRONG! :) :)

  40. it is Mnday and you guys did the just sit there and stare at each other thing. I know in my heart of hearts that this is working out for you both. There is oh so much in a stare and looking into someone elses eyes.
    Stay Strong darling. Just stay strong.


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